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Duke of Edinburgh (Qualifying Expedition - 06th - 07th July)

Nineteen pupils in Year 10 from Abersychan School successfully completed the expedition section of their Bronze award last week. On Thursday 6th pupils were transported to Llangorse Lake to start their two day walking expedition. Pupils have attended many pre-expedition training sessions and organised their route before-hand, they have also completed both a day walk and practice expedition. But now they had to prove they had all the skills to complete one last assessed expedition. The pupils were questioned by Tim Clarke, a very experienced DofE assessor who quizzed them on any aspects of navigation, camp craft and safety precautions.

Pupils in their teams showed great commitment and stamina in completing their two day mountain walk. They displayed a positive attitude and great motivation throughout the two day, coping extremely well with the hot weather conditions. 

Pupils showed off their camp-craft skills and were proven to be safe, efficient and of a suitable standard to the surrounding environment. Almost all teams navigated accurately and efficiently. They all worked very well together. 

As soon as their remaining sections of their eDofE are complete, pupils will have successfully achieved their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Pupils who completed the Expedition section are:

Adam Bosley

Jack Holland

Dylan Jones

Dominic Williams

Ethan Davies

Maddyson Field

Sophie Davies

Cameron King

Sean Aherne

Brandon Taylor

Josh Sinnett

Cairan Price

Alex Matthews

Joanne Gregory

Ffion Jackson

Charlotte Yemm

Bethany Morgan

Abbie Davies

Ellie Shortman unfortunately did not complete her assessed expedition due to medical reasons but will be returning in September to complete the award. Well done Ellie!

Please see the below link for some of the pictures that were taken during the expedition.

Duke of Edinburgh July 2017